LEED Silver Certified
Our clients were looking to update their existing contemporary home and add new spaces to accommodate their adult children, grandchildren and guests. The 9,243 sf addition was designed to blend with the existing 8,966 sf home and create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Additional bedrooms, a new playroom, an expanded exercise room and a new theater provide the amenities the owners requested while smart house technology makes it easy to run. The new spaces expanded the site boundaries over 3 lots totaling 1.75 acres. The owners were very mindful of the impact the addition would make environmentally. Our biggest challenge was updating the existing home’s energy consumption and creating an addition that would meet LEED Silver Certification. The home includes a 45-kw crystalline, photovoltaic array that produces an estimated 60,000 watts of power, electric car chargers, a cistern, energy management systems, recycled materials, soy-based icyclene insulation and many other sustainable strategies to earn over the required 100 LEED points to achieve LEED Silver Certification.